Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

News

Children's Emergency Department moves back to original location on QA site

Date: 16 March 2021

As of Wednesday 17 March, the Children's Emergency Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital will be returning to its permanent home on C Level, next to the main Emergency Department.

As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Children's ED had temporary relocated to the Children’s Assessment Unit on A level within the Paediatric Unit. Ambulances arriving with children requiring emergency care will return to using the Children's Emergency Department entrance. 

If you are attending the hospital with a child who has an appointment including for blood tests, scans or treatment, please use the Main Entrance to access the Paediatrics Unit.

To help us help you, please remember to choose the correct service for your injury or illness. This may include a Minor Injuries Unit, Urgent Treatment Centre, GP Practice or Pharmacy. If your injury or illness is not a medical emergency, you can visit NHS 111 Online for urgent medical advice.

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